odyssey team members

Ginny Kuhn graduated from the University of Santa Monica in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. Her degree is defined as "the study and practice of the art and science of human evolution in consciousness.”  Ginny is currently a transformational Life Coach.  Inspired by her lifelong passion for yoga, Ginny's Master’s project was the creation of a program that provides yoga & mediation to those in need who might otherwise not have access to it:  Prison Yoga Project Santa Barbara.  Ginny Kuhn is both the Founder & Director and has been teaching yoga & meditation to incarcerated women in Santa Barbara for the past three years with great success.  Ginny is excited to be part of the Odyssey Project which supports the boys at Los Prietos Boys Camp in their creative process of reflecting and giving voice to both the inner and outer aspects of their heroic journey. 

Martin Leyva is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Treatment Counselor who is working on his BA in liberal arts/psychology at Antioch University. He has a strong passion for social justice and human rights issues. In 2008, he founded the SBCC/EOPS Transitions Program; helping those affected by the Criminal Justice System reintegrate back to society with the help of therapy and education with the assistance of like-minded people. The program won The John G. Rice Award for Diversity and Equity in 2012. He also authored “From Corrections to College: The Value of a Convicts Voice.” He is a certified trainer in Restorative Justice/Approaches practice and works with in school and after school programs with the AHA! program. He has spoken and shared at multiple venues including universities throughout California and The American Society of Criminology. He is well known for his ability with gang intervention/prevention skills and helping those with AOD issues. 

Ramon "Lil Bams" Cardenas is an artist, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, engineer, & video director from Santa Barbara, Ca.  His biggest influence was Tupac Shakur and the struggles he  Shares reflect heavily in Bams music.   He is featured on tracks with Kurupt of Doggpound, Bizzy Bone, Mr.  Criminal, TQ, & Kid Frost.  He has engineered sessions for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, TQ, Kid Frost, & Mr. Criminal.